Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Adrian Belew to play "ELEPHANT TALK" with Paul Green School of Rock Music Hall of Famers Eric Slick, Louis Graff, and Max DiMezza


Adrian Belew

Okay, a moment here for me to take some deep breaths so I don't hyperventilate.

On Saturday night, at the Roseland Ballroom in New York for the Les Paul Tribute, my son, Eric, will be on drums along with Rock School Hall of Famers Max DiMezza on bass and Louis Graff on guitar, where they will be joined by ADRIAN BELEW for King Crimson's "Elephant Talk".

(Hall of Famers are Paul Green School of Rock School Music All-Stars who have graduated the program and are really the shining examples of Paul's most amazing teaching and mentoring skills -- and all of these musicians are now in bands of their own and actively gigging).

And okay, one more time, here's a recap off the Music Player Live website of what else is going to occur that evening, and to say I'm excited is a major understatement.

DON'T MISS THE CONCERT OF THE YEAR!

Music Player Live

Join all of us at Music Player Live! in the concert that pays tribute to the musical innovator of the century, Les Paul!

The Les Paul Tribute & Celebration Concert features an evening of music dedicated to the legend, the spirit, and the rock 'n' roll that Les Paul has cultured, innovated, and promoted over the course of his amazing 90 years.

Come to the historic Roseland Ballroom and check out Les Paul, Grammy-award winning Larry Carlton & Firewire, the School of Rock All Stars, Jack Bruce, Ron Carter, Adrian Belew, Jon Brion, Bakithi Kumalo, David Ellefson, Will Lee, Billy Burnette, Lisa Loeb, Doug Wimbish, Robben Ford, and more very special guests!

Also, you will see awards presented to Bass Player magazine will present Ron Carter with a Lifetime Achievement Award; Jack Bruce will receive a Lifetime Achievement award from Bass Player magazine and Hartke; and Les Paul will receive the Innovator of the Century Award from EQ Magazine!

Buy your tickets now, before they run out!

The Lineup:

* Larry Carlton & Firewire (Steely Dan, Billy Joel)
* School of Rock All-Star band
* Adrian Belew (Frank Zappa, King Crimson)
* Jon Brion (Fiona Apple, Kanye West)
* Bakithi (Paul Simon )
* David Ellefson
* Will Lee (Letterman, Fab Faux)
* Billy Burnette (John Fogerty, John Mellencamp)
* Lisa Loeb
* Doug Wimbish (Rolling Stones, Living Colour)
* Robben Ford
* Les Paul
* Jack Bruce (Cream)
* Ron Carter

And here's the schedule for the Paul Green School of Rock Music at Music Player Live, which will take place during the entire weekend October 22 and 23 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Times Square, New York, NY:

SATURDAY:
10 AM-11 AM: OPEN HOUSE! Come by and meet Paul Green, Claude Coleman, and the rest of the staff.
11 AM-12 PM: Bergen Country NJ School of Rock!
12 PM - 1 PM: The KISS ARMY from PGSORM Bucks County PA branch.
1 PM - 2 PM: PGSOR Graduate Bands: ATLAS & FLAMINGO.
2 PM - 3 PM: The School of Rock All-Stars
2:35 PM - 3:15 PM: Advanced Band Techniques w/ Paul Green
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM: Les Paul Master Class w/ the School of Rock!

SUNDAY:
10 AM - 11 AM: OPEN HOUSE! Come by and meet Paul Green, Claude Coleman, and the rest of the staff.
11 AM - 12 PM: Downingtown PA School of Rock: Performing Prog Rock
12 PM - 1 PM: NYC School of Rock: Performing The Ramones
1 PM - 2 PM: Seminar w/ Claude Coleman, Jr, NYC School of Rock manager and drummer for WEEN
2 PM - 3 PM: The School of Rock All-Stars
3 PM - 4 PM: The original Philadelphia PGSOR presents: TEAM DEVO Q: Are We Not Men
4 PM - 5 PM:SHRED CONTEST! Open to all MPL attendees 17 and under. Come challenge the best from the PGSORM!


AND HAVE I MENTIONED THAT MY SON IS GOING TO PLAY WITH ADRIAN BELEW????


Oh god. Okay. I'll be calm now. And I promise I won't even mention DO I BELIEVE I MAY GET TO MEET JACK BRUCE?

OR THAT I LEAVE FOR ENGLAND THE NEXT DAY?

Never mind. MY SON IS GOING TO PLAY WITH ADRIAN BELEW!

2 comments:

Joseph Young said...

Hey, cool! I saw him do E T back whenever that was, early 80s. Are you by any chance going to the Phil Stories reading on Nov 1? I told Randall Brown I was thinking of coming to watch him.

Joe

RobinSlick said...

Hey, Joe

I sent you an email because I didn't even know about the reading but now discover it's literally right down the street from my house so of course I'll be there.